HOUSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas-based Uncle Ben’s is following in Aunt Jemima’s footsteps in evolving its visual brand identity.
Uncle Ben’s parent company Mars Food North America posted the following statement on their website:READ MORE: Rob Ramage Named New GM At Texas Motor Speedway, Replacing Eddie Gossage
As a global brand, we know we have a responsibility to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustices. As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity, which we will do.READ MORE: Suspect In Deadly Stabbing Outside Arlington Convenience Store Arrested, Charged With Murder
We don’t yet know what the exact changes or timing will be, but we are evaluating all possibilities.MORE NEWS: Prosecutors: Troy Tiller Crossed 3 Cities Committing 12 Robberies In 5 Months, Now He's Headed To Prison
Racism has no place in society. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, our Associates and our partners in the fight for social justice. We know to make the systemic change needed, it’s going to take a collective effort from all of us – individuals, communities and organizations of all sizes around the world.